Hockey - Boys Junior Varsity
vs. The Williston Northampton School
|Date:||February 20, 2013|
|Score:||5 - 4|
The Bears headed to Williston-Northampton to extend their streak of road wins, and faced a talented, physical, and speedy squad. Berkshire opened up the scoring early thanks to a faceoff win by Jared Shatkin '13, which let Will Knight '13 capitalize with a deadly wrist shot through traffic. The Williston crew was kept on their heels for much of the first thanks to a tenacious forecheck from the Berkshire forwards. The Bears' aggressive style proved to be problematic at times though, with defensemen crashing into the zone without a forward to fill their spot; Williston scored two goals on odd-man rushes due to the poor positioning, and despite Berkshire controlling the puck for much of the period, they trailled 1-2. The Bears clawed their way back with excellent puck movement and quick and decisive shots - Sam Hahn '14 scored a brilliant goal to tie things up, and Connor Shalleck '16 added a second highlight-caliber goal to help give Berkshire.a 3-2 edge. Williston responded immediately and the second period ended in a tie.